Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - August challenge

So hard to think about Christmas cards in the heat we've been sweltering in over the last few weeks, actually it's quite hard to think about anything much! This card started out to be something completely different in shades of blue and silver...but this is how it ended up. The background paper is watercolour paper embossed with a few snowflakes and coloured with distress inks, sadly the white ep doesn't look very white! The stamp is Indigo Blue, I just used the top part of it I die cut the snowflake and sentiment from black glitter card.
Much as it seems a long way ahead now, there are only 4 more challenges until Christmas so you really might want to think about getting started on your festive makes....
Hop over to Sweet Stampin' now for lots of inspiration from my lovely teamies, we have 3 new talented ladies starting this month and I'm sure they'd appreciate a visit and  bit of encouragement from you!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
shoppingourstash #366
hollyandivy #33
dreamvalley # 183
 2craftycrittercrazies #17
CHNCC #397


  1. Beautiful embossed background Chris, and delightful medium colours. Love the way your card turned out. sending hugs.x

  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love the way you framed the beautiful image!! The colors are so fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful, Chris. Love, love, love the background xx

  4. Lovely card Chris..I love the background colours and love your card design with the Deer and tree..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our silhouette challenge!

  6. the beautiful image looks fantastic against the background love this one Chris

  7. Hi Chris,
    what a brilliant colour card and I really do love that colour one of my very fave colours.
    Beautiful stamping and designing also.
    Thank goodness it was slightly cooler today the old brain doesn't seem so muddled. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. A really super card, gorgeous background and super image. I have that snowflake die and find it pretty hard to place on a card, yours looks great though.

    Kath x

  9. Love your distress ink background Chris! The black glitter card is a gorgeous touch too. A fabulous Christmas creation and now you've said there's only 4 more CaSS challenges before Christmas, I'm in a tailspin! I'll never get enough cards made! LOL!! Hope it's starting to cool down a bit for you over there. We've had such a mild Winter, I'm dreading that we might have a scorcher Summer too! Give me the Spring and Autumn any time! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  10. A gorgeous card fabulous image and

  11. Beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge.

  12. Beautiful card Chris, hope your well..xx

  13. Chris, your amazing distressed background is pure magic! Loving the shading and brightness of the colors against the black and white. The unexpected black silhouettes bring a gorgeous cohesiveness right down to the black snowflake. LOVE IT! Wonderful card! Wishing you a fantastic week! hugs, de

  14. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  15. So pretty. I love the colors you chose. The contest with the peaceful scene is so appealing. Thank you for joining us at SOS last challenge. A new one started today... 😃

  16. Hi Chris - popped over to see you from Kath's blog link. Simply love this festive/winter birthday card. xxx

  17. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)